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1st September, 2014 - 3:24 pm
axis_logo

Author: Mark Jackson | 1 Comment

Hull-based business ISP Axis, which boldly claims to be “the UK’s leading business telecoms and utilities provider” (rivals may disagree), has announced that they’re offering new customers six months half price “superfast fibre optic broadband” (note: it’s actually an FTTC product not FTTH/P) to all new small and medium sized business customers.

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1st September, 2014 - 2:32 pm
telegraph_pole_fibre_optic_connector_bt_community_forum

Author: Mark Jackson | 7 Comments

After several weeks of pestering BTOpenreach’s poor communications team, we’ve finally managed to extract a simple diagram to help illustrate how their new Fibre-to-the-Remote-Node (FTTrN) technology will work.

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1st September, 2014 - 1:36 pm
fttc bt openreach mastersocket

Author: Mark Jackson | 10 Comments

BTOpenreach, which maintains and upgrades BT’s national telecoms network across the United Kingdom, has today announced that its new and cheaper self-install service (PCP-Only) for superfast ‘up to’ 80Mbps Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) broadband lines will be given a full commercial launch on 29th September 2014. In other words, no more home engineer visits.

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1st September, 2014 - 6:53 am
fritzbox_7390

Author: Mark Jackson | 2 Comments

Most broadband ISP consumers in the United Kingdom are probably familiar with major Internet router and modem kit manufacturers like NetGear, Asus and so forth. But many probably won’t be as familiar with the name AVM, which has recently become much better known thanks to their latest line of advanced but affordable ADSL and VDSL (FTTC) FRITZ!Box routers.

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30th August, 2014 - 7:53 am
worcestershire uk broadband

Author: Mark Jackson | 0 Comments

The Superfast Worcestershire (England) scheme has announced the next batch of areas that will be upgraded to receive BT’s “high-speed fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network, which aims to pass 90% of local homes and businesses by mid-2016 and hopefully 95% by 2017.

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29th August, 2014 - 3:13 pm
house prices and broadband speed

Author: Mark Jackson | 4 Comments

Online estate agent House Simple has claimed that houses in broadband slowspots could lose 20-25% off the potential value of their property because buyers have become much more savvy and are increasingly paying attention to the quality of local Internet connectivity.

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29th August, 2014 - 2:10 pm
fibre broadband rural bt openreach rollout

Author: Mark Jackson | 22 Comments

The £132m Superfast Cornwall project has announced that another 10 “hard-to-reach” rural communities will be able to receive access to BT’s “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network by early 2015, which will be an addition to the existing target of making the service available to 95% of Cornwall (England) and the Isles of Scilly by the end of 2014.

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29th August, 2014 - 1:33 pm
vodafone uk mobile broadband

Author: Mark Jackson | 8 Comments

More news from mobile operators today after Vodafone announced that their new 4G based Mobile Broadband network, which since this time last year has been expanded to cover over 300 cities and towns as well as “thousands of smaller communities” across the United Kingdom, was also being made available to their Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG) customers.

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29th August, 2014 - 12:59 pm
o2 uk

Author: Mark Jackson | 2 Comments

Mobile operator O2 has celebrated the first anniversary of their 4G (LTE at 800MHz) based Mobile Broadband network deployment by confirming that more than 240 towns and cities across the United Kingdom can now access the new service, representing a population coverage of 45% (up from 41% in April 2014).

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29th August, 2014 - 12:43 pm
wireless mobile broadband mast vodafone uk

Author: Mark Jackson | 1 Comment

As expected the national UK telecoms regulator has today allowed O2, Three UK, EE and Vodafone to improve the coverage and capacity of their 3G (UMTS) and 4G (LTE + WiMAX) based Mobile Broadband networks by boosting the maximum permissible base station transmit power in the 1800MHz radio spectrum band by +3dB.

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29th August, 2014 - 10:55 am
sky broadband uk

Author: Mark Jackson | 3 Comments

UK ISP Sky Broadband (BSkyB) has today tweaked its standard unlimited broadband and phone bundle prices and begun offering the service free for the first 12 months of service (£7.50 thereafter). In addition, customers will get a £100 Marks & Spencers voucher or alternatively the option of a free Samsung GALAXY Tab 4 if they bundle in with a Sky TV service.

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29th August, 2014 - 8:01 am
openreach_bt_uk_telegraph_pole_engineer

Author: Mark Jackson | 42 Comments

The Superfast North Yorkshire project in England has confirmed to ISPreview.co.uk that its first trial of BT’s new superfast Fibre-to-the-Remote-Node (FTTrN) broadband technology, which has the potential to deliver much faster and more stable speeds than the traditional Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) service, is now being implemented and will be “ready to accept customer orders” in late 2014.

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28th August, 2014 - 9:17 am
ee uk logo

Author: Mark Jackson | 1 Comment

Mobile operator EE has announced that their “superfast” 4G (LTE) based Mobile Broadband network is now available to 13 new towns across the United Kingdom (i.e. a total of 263 major towns/cities + over 2,500 villages/small towns), which lifts their total population coverage to 75% from 73% last month. The Prime Ministers home town of Witney has also been upgraded.

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27th August, 2014 - 10:04 am
isle of wight uk

Author: Mark Jackson | 1 Comment

The state aid supported £7.5m project to help extend BT’s “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network to an additional 20,000 “mainly rural” homes and businesses on the Isle of Wight, which resides just off England’s central southern coastline, has finally begun with the first street cabinet going live in Farriers Way, Shorwell.

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